Geography

Geography

Geography

The Geography program develops and strengthens your ability to interpret and explain the occurrence, spatial distribution, and interrelationships of the Earth's physical features and social elements.

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Urban Studies

Urban Studies is a broad interdisciplinary program designed to provide an integrated understanding of the social, political, economic, environmental and cultural processes that shape urban life.

Earth Science

Earth Science

Earth Science is the study of the materials that make up the Earth and the natural and human processes that shape the landscape.

From left to right: Rodrigo Menafra (Managing Director), Brent Else, Doug Wallace, and Fanny Noisette

Else appointed as Associate Scientific Co-Director Meopar

Meopar is excited to be welcoming two new associate scientific directors: Dr. Brent Else (University of Calgary) and Dr. Fanny Noisette (Universite du Quebec a Rimouski). Else is also co-lead of the Meopar-supported Ocean Acidification Community of Practice.

Meopar's overarching role is to enable a coordinated, evidence-based approach to the growing challenges of Canada's marine environment. From left to right: Rodrigo Menafra (Managing Director), Brent Else, Doug Wallace, and Fanny Noisette

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Explore our thesis and course-based graduate programs and certificate.

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Thesis graduate programs

We offer students the opportunity to undertake thesis-based graduate studies leading to MA, MSc and PhD degrees. We also offer international students the opportunity to come to our department as Visiting Students.

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MGIS Program

The Master of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS) is an advanced course-based program with an independent research component renowned for its successful development of GIS professionals and academics.

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Certificate in Geospatial Information Technology

Get a career edge – learn how to integrate geospatial technologies in your work and your future career.

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In the News: Simon Evans, Geography, in Farms.com

Agriculture and technologies, the existential dilemma of the Hutterites

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In the News: Byron Miller, Geography, in The Calgary Herald

Bold Ambition, Sacred Cows and a Place to Belong: The Prospects for a Sustainable Downtown Calgary

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In the News: Marit Rosol, Geography, in The Windsor Star

How the slow-burning housing crisis is driving hunger in Canada

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